What’s new in the extended Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer?

More robots, more explosions and a possible link to Tom Hiddleston's Loki

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An extended trailer for superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron has debuted, and while a lot of the footage is identical to the hugely popular teaser released last month, there are a few significant changes to pore over. They do spoil us. 

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Take a look at the longer cut below and see if you can spot the differences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnaAj94M9Mw

No? Well, the beginning of the trailer sees the biggest change, with more shown of villainous robot Ultron (James Spader) attacking the Avengers at their dinner party, including his dirty bad-guy laugh and some hefty-looking drones bursting through the wall behind him.

We also get a better look at the team’s reaction to his arrival including Maria Hill (How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) tooling up for the inevitable battle.

A couple of extra action scenes make the new cut as well, including a Captain America (Chris Evans) car stunt that was previously glimpsed in behind-the-scenes footage, and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) flying through a snowy base of some sort to take out some enemy soldiers.

In a more revealing addition, a quick glimpse of the alien staff used by Tom Hiddleston’s Norse God villain Loki in the first Avengers film can be seen on a tablet in the additional footage. We already knew he had a role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but could Loki be playing a larger part than we thought?

Alternatively, the staff’s presence could be explained by the post-credits scene from this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (see below) which saw it used for nefarious scientific purposes involving new Avengers recruits Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7UnH8OanmE

Apart from the odd shot here and there, most of the other footage is the same as the earlier trailer – but then again when you’ve already got giant Iron Man punching the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in the face, why tinker with perfection?

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Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in the UK from the 24th April 2015